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Remember last December when we found Fulla the Muslim Barbie? Well it didn’t take long for the Orthodox Jewish Prayer Barbie to follow. It’s all good, but I’ve already ordered the Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure, and I’m happy with that!
However, as hip as the Jewish Orthodox Prayer Barbie seems, one Boing Boing reader suggests the doll is not accurate, “Strictly speaking, Orthodox Jewish women don’t wear teffilin or tallit during prayer; in fact, many Orthodox Jews object strongly to the trend in the more liberal branches of Judaism permitting/encouraging women to do so. Since laying tefillin and wearing tallit is much more common with Conservative than Reform Jews, the post should probably be titled ‘Progressive Conservative Jewish Prayer Barbie’.”